Horse Meat Found in Beef Products in Europe
In February 2013, a range of European-made beef products were found to be adulterated with horse meat and other meats. National food safety authorities of a number of countries have launched investigation into the issue. So far, there is no evidence that the consumption of beef products adulterated with horse meat would pose a food safety risk to human health. The Centre for Food Safety will continue to closely monitor the situation, liaise with relevant overseas food safety authorities and take further actions if necessary. Consumers may refer to websites of overseas food safety authorities, e.g. the UK Food Standards Agency and the European Food Safety Authority for updates on the issue.